Tempted by “Free” Author Copies Offered by Your POD Publisher? Don’t Be Fooled!

Hi Angela,

I FINALLY had the chance to read your most recent issue of WritersWeekly. I appreciated the article on “free” author copies of books. But do I have a doozie for you. I recently checked out a certain publisher, and found out AFTER I contacted them that they are POD. Not only this, but their contract states that they REQUIRE authors to buy copies of their books upon publication. Not just 1 or 2 copies, but 25 copies!! They add that cost to the set-up fee.

Pretty unbelievable, huh? The whole thing sounds unethical to me.

Keep up the good work!


Dawn Colclasure

Author of the following books: November’s Child, Take My Hand, 365 TIPS FOR WRITERS: Inspiration, Writing Prompts and Beat the Block – Tips to Turbo Charge Your Creativity, BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL: How We Survive as Writing Parents, Love is Like a Rainbow: Poems of Love and Devotion, Songs of the Dead, co-author of TOTALLY SCARED: The Complete Book on Haunted Houses, The Yellow Rose. Website: https://dmcwriter.tripod.com/

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